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Maple Bank Country Guest House
Ranked #3 of 6 Braithwaite B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Friendly owners”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

We recieved a really warm welcome from the owners, they are nice people and tried their best to feel you happy.
We like this hotel, but found out a few cons:
The floor in the bathroom is very cold, the shower power is weak. Also there is a food smell from the kitchen which comes to the bedroom. Some people like it, because it feels like home, but we didn't because of sensetivity to smells.
However we have a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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maplebank, Owner at Maple Bank Country Guest House, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Thank you Maxym and Maria for taking the time to write and post this review for us.
Your feedback is very valuable. We're very sorry about the cooking smells, as it's our home, and even though we try to keep the doors closed, it's very difficult to stop the cooking smells going upstairs but we will try.
We do hope it didn't spoil your stay too much.

Regards Rhona and Tommy
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Maple Bank Guest House is a handsome, stone - built three storey Edwardian house near to the picturesque village of Braithwaite. Set in its own garden, there is plenty of room for parking at the rear of the house, and spectacular views of Skiddaw from the front.

Maple Bank is warm and welcoming, with comfortable en suite accommodation. All the guest rooms are airy, comfortable and clean, with up to date décor and en suite facilities. Breakfast is excellent and substantial, with a choice of cereals, fresh fruit juice and fruit salad and a cooked breakfast of bacon, sausage, mushrooms and tomatoes with lovely fresh eggs from Tommy’s hens! The breakfast room is at the front of the house and has a large bay window, so as we ate our breakfast we could also enjoy the stunning view of the mountain opposite.

Braithwaite is two or three minutes walk from the house, and has two or three cosy pubs serving good food and a selection of real ales, including Jennings, the local brew. We walked to the local pubs several times during our stay, and also spent an enjoyable evening in the charming village restaurant.

Keswick is literally five minutes drive from the guest house, so really we had the best of both worlds staying here; surrounded by beautiful countryside at Maple Bank, but with easy access to Keswick town centre and all the lovely shops and the street market, which is on every Thursday and Saturday.

Rhona and Tommy are really kind and friendly and made us feel very welcome. Dogs are also welcome, as are children – there are even two trampolines in the back garden for the use of guests’ children, and our two had great fun on them!

We really enjoyed our stay here and will definitely be coming back; there really is something for everyone here. Maple Bank is a delightful and welcoming place to stay- highly recommended!!


Eva and Sean Robertson.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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maplebank, Owner at Maple Bank Country Guest House, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
WOW!! Thank you so much Eva and Sean for taking the time to write and for posting this fantastic review.
Tommy and I are absolutely thrilled that you had such a wonderful time at Maple Bank and that you enjoyed our house and this beautiful area, in which we are so very lucky to live.
Welcoming lovely guests like yourselves, makes our job so much easier and all the hard work worth while.
Thank you once again, we look forward to welcoming you back to our home very soon.
Rhona and Tommy.
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Cranleigh
1 review
Reviewed May 14, 2013

This is a lovely comfortable house and we received a friendly welcome. It's a great location, quiet but close to good restaurants for evening meals and ideally situated for walking. The owners were friendly and helpful, the breakfasts were lovely and all in all we had a very relaxing break.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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maplebank, Owner at Maple Bank Country Guest House, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Thank you very much Mary for our 100 excellent review.
We are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found Maple Bank so comfortable and relaxing.

We hope to see you again Rhona and Tommy
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed May 9, 2013

Excellent B&B. Score should be 7 out of 5 stars - everything was brilliant. A perfect stay without shadow of doubt.

Picturesque location, very clean bedroom, beautiful breakfast, very nice and friendly owners. Perfect choice for hill walkers. Very close to Keswick.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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maplebank, Owner at Maple Bank Country Guest House, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Thank you Tom for the excellent review, It was lovely to meet you both. Tommy and I are thrilled you had such a great time in the Lake and at Maple Bank.
Don't forget to get Robert to post the brilliant photo's that you took.

Hope to see you again soon Rhona and Tommy
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We can only say what a lovely house this is. The owners were very nice to chat too and nothing was too much trouble. Their knowledge of the area and how to get there was very useful. The bedroom was lovely and spacious and the bed one of the most comfortable. We stayed for 3 nights, the breakfasts were substantial and kept us going all day. We would definitely go back again. Well worth the visit.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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maplebank, Owner at Maple Bank Country Guest House, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Thank you Jackie for posting this great review for us we're delighted you enjoyed your long weekend at Maple Bank and whenever you would like to return, we'll be here to welcome you.

Regards Rhona and Tommy
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Wonderful, peaceful bed and breakfast accommodation. Ideally situated for hill walkers as many interesting walks within easy access of B&B. 2 miles from centre of Keswick. Braithwaite has a choice of eateries nearby for evening meals. Breakfasts excellent,good choice of cereals, fresh fruits and full English (with variations if required ) Would certainly return for another visit to this area. Views from room magnificent, did not want to leave.
Norma G.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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maplebank, Owner at Maple Bank Country Guest House, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Thank you David and Norma for this lovely review, we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Maple Bank and found it wonderful and peaceful, so much so you didn't want to leave! hopefully we'll have the same great weather on your next visit.

Regards Rhona and Tommy
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Crewe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed April 30, 2013

After deciding to get away for a quick overnight stay a few weeks ago we searched around on the Internet and stumbled across this little gem of a hotel. Prices were incredibly reasonable and they had no problem with us only booking for a single Saturday night. The hotel was easy to find and had ample, safe and secure parking. We found the room to be very clean, surprisingly spacious and extremely comfortable. We had a view over the rear gardens which proved to be a lovely sun trap on one of the few nice days so far this year. Breakfast the next morning was fantastic - plenty to eat and all very tasty and well cooked. Our hosts were friendly and welcoming throughout and we were very sad to be leaving on Sunday morning. We can't wait to go back again for a longer stay - highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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maplebank, Owner at Maple Bank Country Guest House, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Thank you very much Craig for the fantastic review, we're delighted you enjoyed your stay and the breakfast. It was lovely to meet you both and we're very much looking forward to your longer return visit, I'll make sure to order in the sunshine for you.

Regards Rhona and Tommy.
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Property: Maple Bank Country Guest House
Address: Maple Bank, Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5RY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick > Braithwaite
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Braithwaite
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Maple Bank Country Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Maple Bank is a magnificent Edwardian residence set in an acre of beautiful gardens near Keswick and commands uninterrupted views across the Derwent valley towards Skiddaw and Latrigg. It is ideally placed for walking, climbing, water sports, and other less strenuous activities like fishing or visiting local pubs and eateries!We pride ourselves on our service and wish to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.Large private car park and free Wi-Fi. ... more   less 
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